MSU Texas volleyball adds former All-American to staff

MSU Texas volleyball adds former All-American to staff
Former Iowa State volleyball player Victoria Hurtt becomes the new assistant coach at Midwestern State. (Source: Iowa State University)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Midwestern State announced the addition of All American Victoria Hurtt to the volleyball coaching Thursday morning.

“I am ecstatic to have Victoria join my staff,” MSU coach Val Armstrong said. “I have known her for a few years and she was a decorated player in the Big 12. She knows what it takes to win as a player and will be an invaluable asset to recruiting and training. Great things are coming for MSU Texas Volleyball and I am thrilled to have her a part of it.”

Hurtt makes the move to Wichita Falls after serving as an assistant at the University of New Hampshire helping guide the Wildcats to 13 wins in 2018 while competing in the America East Conference (NCAA Division I).

She was a graduate assistant over the two previous years for a successful Indiana Wesleyan squad which advanced to the NAIA Championships in both seasons posting 35-4 record in 2016 before going 29-12 in 2017.

“Valerie has done a great job with this program,” Hurtt said. “Her vision for MSU Texas Volleyball is one that I am more than happy to be a part of. I am very thankful for this opportunity and excited to join the Mustang Family.”

The Kansas City native enjoyed a stellar collegiate career at Iowa State finishing ninth on the program’s all-time kills while earning American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) All-America honorable mention (2012), twice garnered AVCA All-Midwest Region honorable mention (2012, 2014) and was a two-time All-Big 12 pick (2012, 2014) also gaining honorable mention in 2013.

Hurtt, who posted 1,033 career kills, played a key role in helping the Cyclones to an NCAA Division I Elite Eight showing as a freshman in 2011 posting a team-high 24 kills and 56 attempts in a five-set loss to Florida State after hitting .429 with 10 kills against Miami (Fla.) in the second round.

She earned unanimous All-Big 12 first-team honors as a sophomore averaging 3.03 kills per set as a sophomore leading ISU to the regional semifinals in 2012 and was honorable mention All-Big 12 as a junior.

Hurtt closed her collegiate career by earning All-Big 12 first-team accolades again as a senior finishing with 2.66 kills per set as the Cyclones advanced to the second round in NCAA tournament play.

She competed professionally for one season for PLDT Ultera Home in Manilla, Phillippines.

She graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising in 2015 and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Saint Mary (Kan.).

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